[Wolves] OT: 2 Live8 tickets possibly available - Hyde Park this Saturday 2nd July

Alan Pope alan.pope at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 10:41:02 BST 2005

On 28/06/05, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> On Monday 27 June 2005 21:38, Peter Oliver wrote:
> > >> My sister appears willing to sell her pair of tickets to the Live8
> > >> concert in Hyde Park this Saturday.
> Seeing as Mr Turpin was mentioned I suppose I'll respond on his behalf.
> > > Sounds like a rather disgusting auction.
> Why?
> I don't want to get into a political correctness witch hunt but INMHO only a
> very small amount actually gets to that small baby.

I understand the point you're making with that but don't see that it's relavent.

A number of people are making significant efforts to raise awareness
of issues in Africa. There are also a large number of people who
donate their time/money to assisting in charitable activities around
this set of problems.

IMHO it seems somewhat immoral to be given a ticket to take part in
such an event, only to sell that ticket on to the highest bidder for
*personal* gain only. If the person was just giving them away then
just give them to a mate or a friend at work/school/college, I'm sure
it's not *that* hard to give them away. But in this circumstance the
OP specifically said they wanted money, and there would be in effect a
sealed bid auction to maximise the profits on the sale of the tickets.

I have no problem with sealed bid auctions when applied to other
material goods, and I see no reason to ban what the individual does
(quashing your tenuous link with ID cards). I am just expressing the
opinion in a public place that I think what the OP (and/or owner of
ticket) is doing is rather distasteful. You and the OP clearly don't.
We'll agree to differ on that point and leave it at that.


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